Gender Equity Crucial in Achieving Climate Goals

Gender Equity Crucial in Achieving Climate Goals By Gift Briton With the climate crisis disproportionately impacting Africa despite the continent contributing the least to climate change, experts urge that gender equity including increasing women’s access to and control of resources and leadership roles is critical in achieving climate goals. According to Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President, […]
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New Program to Scale Up Access to Leishmaniasis Treatments Launched

New Program to Scale Up Access to Leishmaniasis Treatments Launched By Mary Hearty The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and its partners have launched a three-year project known as LeishAccess that seeks to promote access to treatments for leishmaniasis patients. The project was launched at a community clinical trial results dissemination meeting in Kacheliba, […]
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World Records Increased Uptake of Modern Contraceptives

World Records Increased Uptake of Modern Contraceptives By Sharon Atieno Despite obstacles including the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more women are using modern contraceptives especially, in low –and lower-middle-income countries. This is according to a new report by FP2030 dubbed the 2022 Measurement Report launched at the International Conference on Family Planning in Thailand. The […]
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Kenya: Government Intervention Needed to Reduce Rehabilitative Cancer Treatment Costs

Kenya: Government Intervention Needed to Reduce Rehabilitative Cancer Treatment Costs By Samwel Doe Ouma Cancer warriors and caregivers are calling for a raft of interventions to address existing gaps to enhance capacity of the public health sector to better address hidden cost challenges when seeking cancer care and rehabilitation services after successful treatments. Speaking at […]
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World Leaders Call for Transparency in Climate Data, Information

World Leaders Call for Transparency in Climate Data, Information By Gift Briton To reach net-zero emissions by 2050, access to reliable climate data and information is crucial, world leaders say during a high-level event themed “Together4Transparency” at the ongoing conference on climate change (COP27). Global leaders have stressed the need for all countries and actors […]
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No Climate Action Without Data, Evidence to Inform Decisions

No Climate Action Without Data, Evidence to Inform Decisions By Mary Hearty The newly released report on Insights in Climate Science has proven that without data and evidence to inform decisions and support programs and policies, urgent climate action cannot happen. According to Simon Stiell, United Nations Climate Change Executive Secretary, science is at the heart […]
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Rwanda: Kitchen Gardens Tackling Malnutrition, One Community at a Time

Rwanda: Kitchen Gardens Tackling Malnutrition, One Community at a Time 09/11/ 2022 @ 1:00:55 PM Nyirangaruye Clementine In Rwanda, kitchen gardening is helping women to fight malnutrition-related diseases such as Kwashiorkor, intestinal worms, and others in children. Malnutrition is a big problem in Rwanda because of mortality cases where about 21% of children die from […]
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Nigeria Invests US$4M in Regional Scholarship, Innovation Fund

Nigeria Invests US$4M in Regional Scholarship, Innovation Fund The Government of Nigeria has announced a contribution of US$ 4 million to the Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology’s (PASET) Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF). The funding, through the World Bank-funded Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact Project (ACE-Impact), will help […]
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Bill Gates Visits Kenya to Strengthen Partnerships

Bill Gates Visits Kenya to Strengthen Partnerships By Mary Hearty Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is in Kenya for a three-day visit to engage with different stakeholders including national and local leaders, partners, and grantees; regional scientists and innovators. He is also expected to announce the foundation’s forward-looking commitment to […]
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Tree-Based Climate Adaptation Platform Launched

Tree-Based Climate Adaptation Platform Launched By Mary Hearty The Centre for International Forest Research-World Agroforestry Centre (CIFOR-ICRAF) has launched a new transformative partnership platform- ‘TreesAdapt’  that is set to support countries in the development and implementation of climate change adaptation solutions for and through tree-based systems including forests, trees, and agroforestry. “Adaptation is the immediate […]
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